Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building now open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!

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May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays

Open July 4, Independence Day, and September 6, Labor Day

Our campus is open for the 2021 Season!

We have six buildings available to our visitors, plus outdoor space. We recommend you give yourself at least 1 and 1/2 hours to walk through all the different exhibits and displays.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hall O' Wheels trick or treat adventure - October 30, 6:30pm - 8pm



Bring your little goblins and celebrate Halloween with us!

Saturday, October 30th  2021 between the hours of 6:30pm and 8pm

For children through 8th grade. 

$4 per kid ($2 for museum members) and no charge for accompanying adults. Includes Hall O’ Wheels treats and a not too spooky adventure through the museum’s main building.

Buy One - Get One Free Admission*
Wednesdays and Thursdays

With just a few weeks left of the season, this is your opportunity to come and see what the museum has to offer!

Wednesdays and Thursdays until the end of the season (October 31) BUY ONE – GET ONE Free Admission *

*Buy one regular priced admission, get 2nd of equal or lower price at no charge. No additional coupons or discounts may be used.

EVENT CANCELED

Ride a piece of Peoria history - Firetruck Rides - October 16, 2021 noon - 4pm

We are sorry to inform that the fire truck rides on October 16, 2021 have been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. 

We apologize for the short notice and are looking forward to host this event again next year during our opening season.

Last blacksmithing demonstration - October 23 noon-4pm

A blacksmith forges metals using tools like a hammer and an anvil to repair and make tools, ornamental objects, hardware and more. 

From June to October, our resident blacksmith is at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from noon to 4pm in the Farm Building.  

October 23 is the last day of the season to see the blacksmithing in action. Don’t wait until next year!

 

A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic Photographic Exhibition May 1 - October 31, 2021

We are documenting history as it happens. This temporary exhibition displays a collection of sixty five photographs submitted by members of the local communities. The photographs show the impact of COVID-19 in everyday’s life and personal experiences during the last few months.  They capture descriptive life moments, memorable instances during the pandemic. 

The exhibition is displayed in the multimedia room in the new exhibit building starting May 1, 2021 and until the end of the season October 31, 2021.

 

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?

YOU’VE FOUND THE PLACE!

It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.